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Are Traditional Independent Agencies Losing the M&A Game?https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/are-traditional-independent-agencies-losing-the-m-a-gameAre Traditional Independent Agencies Losing the M&A Game?Private equity firms are dominating the mergers & acquisition landscape, which is leading to a major realignment of the independent agency business model.9/26/2022 10:10:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationStrategiesJeff Smith
AN Radio: Meet 5 Next Gen Insurance Leaders https://www.iamagazine.com/podcasts/an-radio-meet-5-next-gen-insurance-leadersAN Radio: Meet 5 Next Gen Insurance Leaders ​On this episode of Agency Nation Radio, hear from five young independent agents on how they found careers in insurance and why they fell in love with it.9/14/2022 4:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationPodcastsAgency Nation
2022 M&A Activity Up 16% from 2021https://www.iamagazine.com/news/2022-m-a-activity-up-16-from-20212022 M&A Activity Up 16% from 2021There were 427 announced insurance agency mergers and acquisitions during the first half of 2022, up 16% from 369 for the same period in 2021, according to OPTIS Partners.7/18/2022 10:05:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationNewsWill Jones
The New Next: Meet Young Agent Jesus Lopezhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/the-new-next-meet-young-agent-jesus-lopezThe New Next: Meet Young Agent Jesus Lopez"My educational background is in tech, so it’s been important for me to have an open mind and listen to my peers, especially people that have been in the industry for decades because they want you to succeed," says independent agent Jesus Lopez. "Not being afraid to communicate with them has really helped me advance."6/29/2022 5:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationViewpointsWill Jones
The New Next: Meet Young Agent Leah Robinsonhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/the-new-next-meet-young-agent-leah-robinsonThe New Next: Meet Young Agent Leah Robinson"We need to use social media platforms to debunk the myths about insurance and show how great the industry is," says young agent Leah Robinson. "We really are a service industry at heart, and I think we need to show that more to people."6/29/2022 4:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationViewpointsAnneMarie McPherson Spears
The New Next: Meet Young Agent Ashley Arikawahttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/the-new-next-meet-young-agent-ashley-arikawaThe New Next: Meet Young Agent Ashley Arikawa"Giving younger folks the opportunity to share their experience will change the way people perceive the career path," says Ashley Arikawa. "I was initially drawn to my current employer because of the company culture and had no prior knowledge of the industry." 6/22/2022 5:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationViewpointsWill Jones